This week we are planning to run a five day series of blog entries about a maverick who was involved at the start of the very start of the record business when its pioneers were searching to find the best business model to capitalise on the new sound-recording and playback technology. Patrick Feaster, a musicContinue reading “Russell Hunting stories #1 1894: Mephistopheles in red tights haunts Fred Gaisberg”
We have learnt of the sad passing of Roger Beardsley who was a great friend of the EMI Archives and of many of us who have worked there over the years. Roger was a passionate restorer of early recordings and also one of life’s fun people. Lunch with Roger always seemed to end around tea timeContinue reading “Obituary for Roger Beardsley”
If you are as interested in the history of recording as we are then we’d recommend that you head over to the CHARM (Centre For the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) website for a rootle around. They’ve got a great potted history of recorded music, as you’d rather hope(!), here and some great photo’s like this one.